Another Look at Faces 5 by Ashkan Honarvar

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
If you have a light stomach, maybe this isn't for you? Utrecht photographer Ashkan Honarvar (Utrecht is a really nice town, by the way), has created this series called "Faces 5", where he has created a mutilated face and replaced the blood and injury with frosting, candy sprinkles, and what appears to be candy canes.

The Hyperreal Works of Dutch Artist, Jantina Peperkamp

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
The photorealistic painting of the Dutch artist Jantina Peperkamp emit a soft and exquisite light with an incredible precision, while the viewers can read a certain loneliness and desolation in it. The final result is established by the energy that arises between the artist and her model, as the artist functions as observer and as identifier. Because Jantina Peperkamp considers all her paintings as self-portraits, and it is very important for the painter to recognize herself in her models.

Melting Disco by Rotganzen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
The idea of the melting disco ball, or the overall concept of "the last days of disco" is exactly what Netherlands-based collective Rotganzen is going for in this awesome series of sculptures. The work has been in their exhibitions before, but most recently found its way in an exhibition at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami. Some of tried to revive disco, a la Daft Punk's new Disco wave album that was just released, but mainly, we like the party melting away. 

Tulip Fields by Normann Szkop

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 02, 2013
Every year, hoards of tourists descend on the town of Anna Paulowna in North Holland to see the millions of brightly colored rows of tulip fields. French photographer, Normann Szkop, seized the opportunity to get an aerial view by catching a ride in a small plane and shot some photos that show a completely different perspective.

Roots From Above: "Humus" by Giuseppe Licari

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 31, 2013
A spacious gallery can make for the most dramatic installation. Rotterdam-based artist Giuseppe Licari created this fantastic installation, Humus 2012, at Tent Rotterdam, which features tree roots hanging from the ceiling. Licari invites the public to participate, share, experience and interact, creating a collective memory, making it the central point of his work.

A Carpet Made Entirely of Toy Army Soldiers

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 28, 2013
It may hurt your feet, but the design and formation is incredible. The collective, We Make Carpets, consisting of Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg, "mix traditional skills and a critical view of the consumer society in unusual carpets." In this instance, they made a carpet out of plastic green and gold toy soldiers, in conjunction with Dutch Design Week 2010.

"In the Shadow of Tomorrow: Neo-realism in the Netherlands" @ MMKA, Arnhem

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 26, 2013
And in here we find the roots of much of the early Juxtapoz movements. What an amazing looking show going on in the Netherlands at the Museum of Modern Art Arnhem. In the Shadow of Tomorrow: Neo-realism in the Netherlands features an incredible group of works of early neo-realists working before World War II, all working under the guise of a threat of another massive, Europe altering war on the horizon.

Masks by Bertjan Pot

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
"Although seemingly these masks tell stories, this again started out as a material experiment. I wanted to find out if by stitching a rope together I could make a large flat carpet. Instead of flat, the samples got curvy. When I was about to give up on the carpet, Vladi came up with the idea of ??shaping the rope into masks. The possibilities are endless, I’m meeting new faces every day."

Spilling Books at the 2012 Paper Biennial by Alicia Martin

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
Spanish artist Alicia Martin just finished this awesome public art installation at the 2012 Paper Biennial at the Meermanno Museum in The Netherlands, where she transformed thousands of books into a spilling structure from an apartment window. If only we were all so literary that we had books pouring from our homes.

Other in Heerlen, The Netherlands

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 18, 2012
The four-story Schunck Museum in Heerlen, Holland now adorns a vibrant mural from Canadian artist, Other. An eclectic group of stacked faces and bodies, including a skull were painted from top to bottom. Simple brightly colored designs accompany the characters making for a beautiful piece.
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